Andrew C. McGibbon
Anyone who has worked in theatre has learned there is frequently just as much drama behind the proscenium as there is within it. You always swear you are going to write down the stories, but then it’s onto the next show. When you tell people about the actress who decides to have a melt-down at invited dress and says she can’t go on, and the director with Alzheimer’s who suggests we remedy it with “an injection,” they don’t believe it. You can’t blame them. But seriously, I’m not making that up, that actually happened. There was a reason “Smash” was so addictive, you just can’t imagine that these things actually happen.
TREVOR NUNN TO DIRECT WORLD STAGE PREMIERE OF
F A T A L A T T R A C T I O N
Tickets go on sale today (20 September 2013) for the world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in March next year to be directed by Trevor Nunn.
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
THE NEW MUSICAL
BEGINS PREVIEWS TOMORROW
AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE
GENERAL RUSH POLICY ANNOUNCED
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, will begin preview performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street) tomorrow at 8 PM with an opening night set for Thursday, October 10th.
THE NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
SHAKESPEARE’S TIMELESS LOVE STORY
ROMEO AND JULIET
INTERNATIONAL FILM STAR
TWO-TIME TONY AWARD NOMINEE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
AT BROADWAY’S RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE
DIRECTED BY FIVE-TIME TONY AWARD NOMINEE
(New York, NY – September 19, 2013) The new Broadway production of Shakespeare’s timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIETstarring international film star Orlando Bloom, making his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, officially opens tonight, Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). ROMEO AND JULIET began previews on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 and is scheduled to run through Sunday, January 12th, 2014.
BROADWAY FLEA MARKET & GRAND AUCTION
ONE-OF-A-KIND BROADWAY TREASURES
AND BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCES,
NEARLY 60 THEATRE-THEMED TABLES
AND MORE THAN 60 BROADWAY STARS
PRESENTED BY AND BENEFITING BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
10 AM – 7 PM
SHUBERT ALLEY & WEST 44TH STREET
The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans is only four days away as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS sets the stage for the 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). The all-day, outdoor market features one-of-a-kind theatre treasures, once-in-a-lifetime onstage and backstage experiences and your favorite stars from Broadway’s biggest shows.
“ALL THAT GLITTERS”
An Unauthorized Biography Of A Ground-Breaking Legend
An Opulent Musical Event About The Greatest Showman On Earth
IS ON ITS WAY TO BROADWAY
Directed & Choreographed by
Music & Lyrics by Mr. DeJong
Book by Mr. DeJong And James A. Walsh
Additional Music by Tom Nelson
Costumes by Bob Mackie
Scenery by John Arnone
Lighting by Howell Binkley
Musical & Vocal Supervision by Jack Lee
Wladziu Valentino Liberace
Featuring an Original Score by 16-Time Grammy Award® Winner
Book by Tony Award® Winner
JOHN LOGAN (Red)
and Pulitzer Prize Winner
BRIAN YORKEY (Next to Normal)
Direction by Two-Time Tony Award® Winner
JOE MANTELLO (Wicked)
Choreography by Olivier Award Winner and Tony Award® Nominee
STEVEN HOGGETT (Once)
WILL OPEN ON BROADWAY
PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE AT
CHICAGO’S BANK OF AMERICA THEATRE
June 10-July 13, 2014
(New York, NY and Chicago, IL – September 19, 2013) Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announced today that THE LAST SHIP, with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award® winner Sting, will open on Broadway in the fall of 2014, following a pre-Broadway World Premiere from Tuesday, June 10 – Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. An epic yet intimate tale inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) and choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award® Nominee Steven Hoggett (Once).
CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY’S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO & JULIET
EXTENDS THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
PERFORMANCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 27
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet starring Elizabeth Olsen as Juliet and Julian Cihi as Romeo, directed by Tea Alagić will extend for one additional week through Sunday, November 10. Previews begin Friday, September 27 prior to an official press opening Wednesday, October 16. The cast also features McKinley Belcher III (Benvolio), Daniel Davis (Friar Laurence), Stan Demidoff (Paris/Sampson), Harry Ford (Gregory, Friar John, Watchman), David Garrison (Capulet), T. R. Knight (Mercutio), Anthony Michael Martinez (Prince), Kathryn Meisle (Lady Capulet), Dion Mucciacito (Tybalt), John Rothman (Montague/Apothecary) and Daphne Rubin-Vega (Nurse). Set design is by Marsha Ginsberg; costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Jason Lyons, and original music and sound by Ryan Rumery.
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES A SECOND EXTENSION OF “THE JUNGLE BOOK” – MUST CLOSE OCTOBER 20
(BOSTON) – Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company again extends the run of its world premiere adaptation of The Jungle Book – the final performance will now be Sunday, October 20. The “inventive and visually stunning” (Entertainment Weekly) production officially opens tonight, Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm at the Huntington’s mainstage, the Boston University Theatre.
Today Marks First Day of Rehearsal
For Disney’s Aladdin
Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, Courtney Reed as Jasmine and
Jonathan Freeman as Jafar
to Bring Iconic Roles to Theatrical Life
Brian Gonzales, Brandon O’Neill, Jonathan Schwartz, Clifton Davis, Don Darryl Rivera, Merwin Foard and
Michael James Scott
Round Out Principals Headlining Cast of 34
The full cast of Disney's Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award® winning animated film, began rehearsals today in New York City. Aladdin will launch at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon) November 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014. Opening night there is November 21, 2013.